Shelly Segal Hit’s all The Right Notes with New Single ‘NO’


Shelly Segal Hit’s all The Right Notes with New Single ‘NO’

Australian Singer Indie Artist

LA-based songwriter Shelley Segal has her released latest single No, a modern, bold and assertive track that describes the difficulty many women face when turning down sexual advances. 

Shelley has also announced her masterful new EP Holy, a masterclass in intimate lyricism and exciting, innovative Americana, set for release on November 1.  

The Australian musician has been living and working in Los Angeles for three years, writing and recording Holy in the US while touring and collaborating on a host of noteworthy artistic projects. 
 
No has a sentiment that will ring true for many women who have found themselves in a situation where it was almost impossible to say the word.  Driving guitars and textured percussion propel the track forward with serious attitude, while Shelley’s honeyed vocals carve a stunning melody on top. 

Speaking on the inspiration behind this important track, Shelley explains,

No is a song about consent and the subtleties surrounding it.  It describes three different scenarios in which the protagonist finds it difficult to say no to sexual advances.  I wrote the song because even though it’s 2019 and so many women feel comfortable asserting themselves and speaking up for themselves, and even though there has been so much public discourse and progress on these issues, there are still scenarios where it feels hard to say ‘no’.  You can find yourself in a situation that you don’t want to be in and yet be unable to express that.  It’s not always easy in the moment to process the potential consequences that may come from your reaction.  Like the examples in the song for instance, in a work environment, in the street with a stranger.  Saying ‘no’ can create adverse outcomes like risking your job, or your safety.  This discussion around consent is not as straightforward as maybe we would like it to be and I wanted to reflect on those nuances.”

No is the first taste of Shelley Segal’s glorious new EP Holy.  This is an artist who has truly found her feet; Holy Man shines with energetic roots, rock riffs, skilled arrangement and Shelley’s undeniable lyrics and beautiful vocal performance.  San Antonio tugs at the heartstrings, a simple acoustic track with a deeply affecting message, while Holy is steeped in attitude and power, as Shelley sings, “I believe my body is beautiful, and it belongs to me.” 

The EP was recorded in Brooklyn at Atomic Sound Studios with Dakota Bowman and Merle Chornuk (Tandy, Ryan Adams), it was produced and co-written (3 songs) with New York producer, guitarist and film composer Askold Buk and was mastered by Ted Jensen (Norah Jones, Dave Matthews).  Speaking on the making of the release, Shelley enthuses,

“I’ve been working on the songs for this record for over the last three years – since 2016, the year I moved to the US.  I’ve called the ep ‘HOLY‘  which felt like a really powerful statement.  In the Jewish tradition I grew up in, what was holy was dictated to me.  Which words, items and actions and even which people were holy was dictated to me.  To elevate my life, my songs, my experiences and my voice (which was not allowed to be heard unaccompanied in my synagogue), to call them holy is incredibly empowering.  It’s a challenge to those who want to use concepts of holiness and the sacred to create hierarchies, often placing themselves at the top.  I hope it will inspire people to decide for themselves what is holy and sacred to them.”
 
Shelley has been living and working in the US since 2016, and in between touring the country and writing music for her own project, Shelley has done everything from writing for musicals, for Estonian pop star ELYSA, and Dutch artist Glennis Grace, among others.  She has also worked tirelessly for charity group One Law For All, writing two songs for the organisation and reciving the CEMB Award (Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain) for her contributions.  Always busy with multiple thought-provoking projects on the go at once, Shelley is currently working on the music for a documentary (entitled Transmission Love) about a young transgender girl growing up in LA, as well as a conservation-themed EP with a science educator and biologist about the Puget Sound Watershed in Washington State.

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Inner 29 Bring Pop-Punk/Emo To the Scene with New Music


Inner 29 Bring Pop-Punk/Emo To the Scene with New Music

Pop-Punk Emo BandBrand new EP from Brazilian based pop-punk/emo band –  INNER 29  . Full of catchy choruses and punchy guitar and piano driven pop-punk music. Fans of Something Corporate, Blink-182, Motion City Soundtrack, Relient K, Homegrown, Jimmy Eat World, Armor For Sleep, and Brandtson will find something to instantly enjoy about this new band.

About INNER 29:

A Brazilian three-piece band that is ready to show the world they mean business, INNER 29 is a living example that the youthful feel of Pop-Punk is something anyone anywhere can enjoy.

It all started out as a project by Mateus Freitas (Vocals, Guitar, Piano), who produced and recorded some demos in his bedroom in early 2018. He sent the songs to his closest friends, and based on their feedback, decided to record an EP on a professional studio, under the name Inner 29. He then invited two friends to join the group, Anderson Leonardo (Bass, BV) and Alexandre Junior (Guitar, BV).

Inspired by bands like Relient K, Mae, and Jimmy Eat World, and set out to make memorable music, they tracked their debut EP. “As far as sound and production, Inner 29 is quite impressive; in fact, the whole EP sounds like it was touched on by the finest producers available”, wrote Jesus Freak Hideout music reviewer Scott Fryberger on the record. Warm-heartedly received by their town’s scene, the debut also caught the attention of US-based record label Indie Vision Music.

Though distributed independently at first, the EP “Now and Again, Here” will be rereleased through IVM, remixed, with new artwork, mastering by Troy Glessner (New Found Glory, Neck Deep, Emery), and with two new songs.
Bringing a refreshing take on Pop-Punk/Emo to the scene, with sound and aesthetic reminiscent of the 2000’s and thoughtful lyrics, Inner 29 is a band to keep an eye on. The story is just beginning!

 

 

   

 

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New Single ‘Live and Love’ Inspired to Simply Learn to Be, from Borza


New Single ‘Live and Love’ Inspired to Simply Learn to Be, from Borza

Indie Artist

Borza is British born Persian Québéquois, living & travelling between Canada & Europe trying to spread as much love as possible through his music; or at least as much as a human can do so for now. 

His main interest & goal with music is to have listeners experience the natural synergie that music has with spirituality.
Borza believes that music can help to heal people in different ways.

His love for musical projects filled up many years, working with many artists that have a conscious message to send out into the world for encouragement and inspiration to others.

Borza has helped with his playing, writing, producing and engineering on recordings with new artists and impressive established artists such as such as the McGarrigle sisters, Emmylou Harris to Lauryn Hill.

However Borza felt that time had come; that moment he noticed his musical endeavours did not feel complete. Borza felt that he didn’t complete & put out his records as well amongst his fellow artist friends and partners.

Borza first release was an alternative/folk EP called “playing with time” in December 2016, and this year he is looking to finalize a full length album that will have the essences of alternative pop, folk & reggae. 

The soon to be released album is being produced by his dear friend and producer Malcolm Burn who has produced music for the likes of Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Emmylou Harris, and Daniel Lanois.

His 1st single “Be Amazing” from the upcoming record was released on April 26th 2019 and has been added to more than 325 playlists on Spotify to date.

Borza’s songs & music are about the enlightenments he has had that’s helped him with different situations in life, and he likes to share these moments with people, just like he does with his friends & family.

Borza‘s new single “Live and Love” is a folk-inspired alt-pop track about letting go and to simply be.

‘Live and Love’ Available on these streaming services

Soundcloud | Spotify 

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Kill Chicago Releases New Music from ForthComing album 


Kill Chicago Releases New Music from ForthComing Album12

Indie Rock Band

Kill Chicago have a careful knack for weaving heartfelt messages through boisterous rock’n’roll. Natural storytellers with a political core, this New Brunswick-based quartet has made a name for itself through electrifying live shows and an honesty that reflects their blue collar history. Their new album, The Fix (releases November 8th, 2019) amplifies their dissent with relatable working class anthems, breaking the fever dream of societal expectations.

Digging deeper into their storytelling roots, The Fix sees Kill Chicago take aim at contemporary issues – education, economy and the politicization of the modern era – while relating the personal subject of mental shifts that accompany parenthood. Lead songwriter Greg Webber notes “Having my daughter has made me think about the concept of self-improvement. It seems like we’re always trying to fix some part of ourselves, but when we were kids our concerns were less internal. Why do we see ourselves as broken?”. The Fix challenges these concepts head-on, with a full arsenal of guest performers & expanded sonic territory that make it their strongest, most cohesive album yet.

The release of The Fix follows some much deserved accolades, with their previous album, The Grey, being awarded Music NB’s Album of The Year (2016), and performing on the ECMA’s Rising Star stage (2018) as well as a slew of regional festival slots.

Kill Chicago are nothing if not dedicated members of their local community. When not performing, Greg Webber (guitar/vox) teaches music at Fredericton High, developing the next generation of artists; Drummer Zach Atkinson is owner and promoter at the legendary venue The Capital, and both Matt Bowie (bass) and Dillon Anthony (guitar/keyboards) are seasoned veterans of the east coast music scene. Together, they’re politically-charged and community-minded, thick-skinned but with a sentimental core.

Kill Chicago is a group that’s gained the grit of experience. They’ve been on both sides of the fence but know that grass is only greener when you put the time in to make it that way. Writing songs for the working class and building up the bereft. The Fix is meant to be one thing… good medicine for good people.

Kill Chicago has just released a single from their forthcoming album, ‘Moonlight’.

Moonlight is one of my oldest songs. It was written on a stoop in Vancouver on the classical guitar I was using to get my music degree with. The song was given new life when I asked the 88 member Concert Band I direct to sing the gang vocal. Our producer Brad Perry was listening to what we had laid down for the track and said “It sounds like you’re trying to be 100 people, but you’re only 3. So unless you have access to 100 different voices at once, we need to cut that part out.” I returned a few weeks later having recorded the High School students at the end of pour last rehearsal before Christmas break. Their energy gives me goosebumps every time.

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New Music from Anthony James; Perfect Example Of Indie Music


New Music from Anthony James; Perfect Example Of Indie Music

Indie Artist

Refreshing pop rock new music from Perth singer songwriter, Anthony James, carries out an invigorating drive of fusion between an electronic dance bass and rock guitar, giving his new song, ‘Existence’ some serious credit.  

At the heart of every Anthony James song is a beat you can’t ignore, beckoning your hips to get up and dance. The Australian-born Londoner espouses irresistible rhythms to catchy, bittersweet hooks and driving guitar lines. The end result is pop music with a gritty edge… the perfect array of loveable melodies with a tinge of heightened emotion.

 

When asked about ‘Existence’, Anthony stated:

“Existence is about living life on auto-pilot and never fully tapping into our potential. The music was written in summer in Australia and the lyrics written in winter in the UK”

 

Taking his cues from acts like FoalsThe Strokes and Beck and incorporating elements of indie and alternative – Anthony James’ music is deeply inspired by household names, but always stays true to his unique sound.

If anyone asks what is indie musicAnthony James is a perfect example, from creating unique sounds through production, blending strong melodies along side his soulful vocal tone, making his new single ‘Existence’, truely warranting the accolade and example of a real indie music gem.  

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Perky Disco DAnce Pop New Music from Les Loups Gets You Hooked


Perky Disco Dance Pop New Music from Les Loups Gets You Hooked

Dance Band

Les Loups new music release will get you well and truely hooked and dancing. With finger snapping electro sounds that sits up close, you can’t help but feel that perhaps the cool melodic sounds and dry beats of the 80’s dance era are making a comeback. And that puts a big smile on my face! 

There is a certain familiarity about the new song ‘Jadded’ that I like; or maybe it’s because the swooping electro keys and sound of space remind me of an all time favourite song of mine. 

And the vocals of Brock are divine of course. Les Loups has just gained another fan. 

More about Les Loups:

By exploring genres and shifting boundaries, Les Loups’ music is a melting pot of modern dance and electronic music as well as organic and raw elements from dusty disco to glowing pop.

Grewing up in the same neighbourhood in their hometown in Germany, Toni, Phil and Felix started out with producing sample-based and ‘straight-to-the-dancefloor’ house music back in 2010. They soon realised that Les Loups could evolve into something more ambitious and tread a new path.

Their popularity grew bigger as they released the summer hit ‘Colourblind’ in 2014, which introduced the amazing Cybil from London. It premiered on Majestic Casual and gained 5+ million overall streams. The follow-up single “Stay“ featured danish soul talent Marie Dahlstrøm. It was critically acclaimed and received the Scandinavian Soul Award for “Best Single 2015“. The release of their debut EP “Arcanum” in August 2016 marked another step stone for the group, as it further crystalized the “Les Loups“ signature sound.

Over the years, they established themselves as well-known DJs, by starting from being a small resident act in their hometown Hanover to performing in cities all over the World, including Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Montreal and many more. They shared the stage with legends like Mousse T., Busy P. or Cassius, but also contemporary greats like of FKJ, Roosevelt or Moon Boots.

In 2019 they’re about to release their first original track in three years. “Jaded” features LA- based singer Brock and is the precursor of more Les Loups music to come.

Perky Disco Dance Pop New Music from Les Loups Gets You Hooked

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Patrice Peris New Single ‘Drowning’ Is Pop Music With Style


Patrice Peris New Single ‘Drowning’ Is Pop Music With Style

Indie ArtistPatrice Peris  is at it again with her latest single release “Drowning.”

I have to say, this is most likely the best I’ve heard Patrice sing with an expressive vocal creating an original and unique style and essence with ‘Drowning’.

‘Drowning’ is one of those songs that you still hear after you stop playing it, which is a good indicator of a well written catchy pop song. 

The production entails a driving beat drum loop which moves the track along. 

‘Downing’ is radiating off the heels of the success of her previous single, “The War,” which, between the acoustic and remixed version, accumulated a combined viewing total of over 100k. Peris’ newest Pop/Dance track plays again with a fun uptempo beat with more serious lyrical content.

When discussing the meaning behind the song and her choice to go the same route stylistically as “The War,” Peris, says,

“For me, I feel like the best way to express myself as an artist is through lyrical content. But in the same sense, a big part of me is not serious and sad all the time so to combine the elements of pop dance, up-tempo tracks with more emotional, thought-provoking lyrical content is kind of the best marriage of the two worlds. I don’t know anyone who has not been around someone who just kind of sucked the life out of them. Drowning came about from this idea. I use the metaphor of drowning because in these relationships it is almost like they drain you of your energy, leaving you lifeless.” 

“Drowning” is now available on all music streaming platforms!

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